Lion

Lion (Panthera leo)

Distribution

Where do Lions OCCUR in Namibia?

  Distribution of lions in Namibia
 

Conflict

Where do Lions cause CONFLICT in Namibia?

  Distribution of lions in Namibia
  Areas of conflict between humans and lions in Namibia

Support

Where is SUPPORT given to communities living with Predators in Namibia?

  Distribution of lions in Namibia
  Communities receiving support through the Wildlife Credits scheme

Status

What is the STATUS of Lions in Namibia?

 Very rare  Rare  Uncommon  Common  Abundant

Population of lions:   increasing   decreasing   stable

Living with Lions: the human story

Wildlife Credits offsets livestock lost to lions

Communal farmers in Tsiseb Conservancy who recently lost livestock due to lions gathered at Brandberg White Lady Lodge in September 2018 for the introduction of the new Wildlife Credits Scheme in the area.

“How can we save lions?”

As a former chief guide and now assistant lodge manager, Mesag Saal knows a lot about lions. He still takes tourists on game drives, and one of the questions they ask him is “How can we save lions?” Mesag has a simple answer.

Living with lions: benefits and costs

Lions and other wildlife bring Ally an income as a tour guide. But lions also take livestock from his farm. It’s a common story in areas of Namibia where the lion population has grown substantially in the last two decades, thanks to conservation.

The pros and cons of living with lions

As a waiter at Hobatere Lodge Nicodemus loves meeting people. On the farm, his family has lost several cattle to lions. But lions, elephants and other problem animals are what visitors want to see, and they provide a living to waiters, tour guides, cooks and cleaners.

The human cost of living with wildlife

Hippos often come to graze on freshly growing maize. One night Farmer Zatrick Mbanga was out checking his crop. He lit a fire to deter the hippos, but as he was walking home a hippo attacked him. He lost an arm and a foot.

Lion sightings by participating lodges

All: Aug 2010 to Dec 2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2016

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2015

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2014

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2013

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2012

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2011

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2010

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Lions were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.